Different clients may choose the same treatment from Belledonne Spa’s menu, but the spa’s focus on custom skin and body solutions ensures that no two experiences are quite alike. Though the massage menu includes specialized techniques for athletes and expectant moms, its two anchors are the Swedish and deep-tissue massages, each of which is tailored to clients’ preferred pressures.
The spa’s aestheticians match their nimble-fingered counterparts’ concern for customized care. Before embarking on a facial, they survey the skin’s topography to identify its specific needs. Then they pull from a wide array of therapies that include advanced microdermabrasion treatments, ultrasound technologies, and chemical peels that exfoliate as vigorously as skin will allow. Their therapies aren’t just skin-deep, however: Lumicell Touch body-contouring treatments work to reduce cellulite with a blend of collagen-boosting LED light, skin-smoothing rollers, and vacuums that suck up pennies lodged between back muscles.
Eve's: A New Beginning's approach to wellness concerns not only individual patients but whole families, from their oldest members to yet-to-be-born babies. As a certified nurse-midwife and a family nurse practitioner, the center's chief practitioner, Melan Smith-Francis, is well qualified to fulfill that goal. Aided by a team of nurse practitioners, Melan guides expectant mothers through prenatal care, manages low-risk pregnancies, and introduces newborns to their first beef wellington.
In addition to treating newborns and mothers, Melan treats men, women, and children by focusing on preventative care. She helps to fortify her patients against illness with annual checkups and bloodwork.
After honing her skills as a managing partner at the Body Enhancement Center in Paducah, Kentucky, Elizabeth Harris took the reins at the second location in Franklin. Once she actually purchased the business, she moved to a larger building and expanded services to include lypossage, oxygen treatments, body wraps, and her own body-contouring creation, CelluSleek. Harris also created her own skincare line, Alleia Skin, based on the legend of Alleia, the siren who discovered five natural streams in Capri.
With the goal of bettering body image, the spa staffers perform massages, facials, and body wraps. They also use the Medilift system, which targets stubborn fatty areas and is championed by celebrity speaker Robin McGraw. The newly installed Celebrity Room accommodates up to four simultaneous services during business events, social gatherings, or sweet-16 parties. Old-World European decor, complimentary wine and cheese, and a lack of pickpocketing chimpanzees cultivate an atmosphere of hospitality and relaxation.
Tightness from days spent at the desk. Aches from a weekend of flag football. Back spasms from marathon games of Twister. With agile fingers trained in therapeutic muscle manipulation, BodyWorks Massage Therapy's licensed therapists alleviate all manner of bodily pains with combinations of eight massage modalities, including Swedish, deep tissue, neuromuscular therapy, and trigger point. Available at two locations––one within the Franklin Athletic Club, and the other at the Murfreesboro Athletic Club, opening October 1, 2013––the private treatment rooms submerge clients' senses in stress-slaking stimulation: soothing scents of aromatherapy, the relaxing touch of a heated bed, and recordings of an otter gargling with fresh ocean water.
Elements Massage fends off unnecessary medical procedures with soothing techniques that trigger the body's natural healing abilities. Clients are paired with Licensed Massage Therapists who assess their specific aches and health conditions. They then use four levels of pressure and a blend of up to six modalities, such as deep-tissue and Swedish massage, to create a customized massage. Their soothing kneads combat pain, loosen tight limbs, and disperse oxygen and nutrients throughout the body.
Aromatic scents and soft music greet patrons who pass through The Woodhouse Day Spa’s heavy mahogany doors. Once eyes adjust to the dim lighting of twinkling chandeliers, spa concierges invite patrons to shirk street clothes and the superhero costumes beneath them to don a fluffy robe. Guests can sip a cup of hot tea or a cool glass of cucumber lemon water in the Quiet Room while awaiting treatment. Aestheticians and massage therapists pamper bodies with organic products within private, candlelit treatment rooms.